"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower" - Steve Jobs
In-n-Out, iPhone, Pixar, Flip, Prius are proof that innovation redefines expectation, and changes how we live.
"To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines" - Steve Jobs
Innovation + Discipline are the foundation of greatness for above companies, and will always remain the foundation of great firms and great managers who run them. Delorean was innovation without discipline; and GM no innovation since 1957.
It's the same world, just different attitudes.